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The Moto G makes a comeback and this time around with its original brand, namely Motorola. The Moto G6 Plus (Check on Amazon.com) is the “enhanced” version of Motorola’s mid-range smartphone. Let’s find out together if it’s the best buy. Spoiler: Yes it is!
The green package contains a silicone case, a USB/USB-C cable, and a TurboPower 12V/1.2A power adapter.
Build and Ergonomics
If there is one thing that left me a little disappointed with the Moto G5 Plus was its design, which was really unincisive and a bit poor on ideas. This is something that you just can not say about the Moto G6 Plus, which now has a glass back that feels well in hand and gives a feeling of premium quality, also thanks to the narrower and sharper profile. Fortunately, at the same time, it doesn’t make the smartphone too slippery. The main camera is as always embedded in the company’s iconic protruding circle, which is a little less annoying than in the past. Once again the smartphone is also splash-resistant.
Although there are no upheavals in the hardware department we still get next-gen stuff. We find a 2.2GHz octa-core Snapdragon 630 processor, with an Adreno 508 graphics processor, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal memory expandable via microSD. The interesting thing is that the SIM tray can hold two SIMs and one microSD card simultaneously.
The connectivity is also good with Wi-Fi ac dual-band, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, FM radio and GPS. There is also a digital compass that for some reason was absent on the G5 Plus.
In the audio compartment, we find an audio jack while the mono speaker is integrated into the headset capsule.
Last but not least, on the front, under the display, we also find a fast and reliable fingerprint sensor.
The main camera is still a 12 megapixel (with a ƒ/1.7 aperture), this time accompanied by a secondary 5-megapixel camera (ƒ/2.2) that measures the depth of field. In addition to the classic bokeh effect, which is done very well, it can also be used for some nice color filtering or clipping effects. We can also confirm that this Moto G is one of the best smartphones for camera quality in the mid-range. Shooting time is low, the focus is good and HDR does a good job ensuring that there are not too bright or too dark sections in the frame. Image definition and color rendering are also top-notch, for the price. There are still some limitations when in low light conditions but this could be solved with the introduction of optical stabilization in the future.
Video can be recorded up to 4K resolution, but the electronic stabilization is only active up to Full HD at 30 fps. Overall, video quality is good and the mic records good quality audio. The front-facing camera is an 8-megapixel ƒ/2.2 one and is decent.
The Moto G6 Plus adopts the 18:9 format and FullHD+ resolution, 2160×1080 pixels. It has a very large IPS display that measures 5.9 inches, which is bright and enjoyable under every condition. The color calibration and viewing angles are also good.
This smartphone runs Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box. It offers a semi-stock experience with a few added modifications from Motorola. For example, we have Moto Actions that allow you to activate some functions by moving the phone, or to replace the navigation buttons with gestures on the fingerprint reader.
Motorola also tried introducing a face unlock, but with mixed results. In the end, we found ourselves using almost exclusively the fingerprint unlock. Overall, every operation is very fast and smooth, offering a user experience on par with that of flagship devices.
This Moto G6 Plus with its 3200mAh battery can easily last a full day and with moderate use even reach two working days. It is also compatible with TurboPower fast charging.
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The Motorola Moto G6 Plus is definitely the best buy.